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Before and after Marilyn Monroe transformation pinup portrait for @keyla83 from The Bronx #NewYork.
Keyla is a Bronx native with an obsession for all things Apple & Marilyn Monroe. As a tender profession of love to his wife, Keyla’s photographer hubby @benjaminbrui secretly commissioned me to create a portrait of her. Im not sure if he was aware that I would transform her into MM, however I am always up for a challenge and wanted the art to have lots of meaning for her.
This portrait was is deceptively simple. Since Marilyn is such an over the top icon, I had to come correct as I created 4-5 variations just to get it right. The process and editing took quite a while. The trickiest part for me was her hair. You would think after making hundreds of pinup portraits that it would be a breeze for me, however due to Marilyn’s hairline and unique head shape, placing a typical MM hairdo on someone else doesn’t necessarily mean it would fit that person, let alone a pretty red headed Keyla. MM also had 5 -7 hairstyles adding to the challenge to figure out which complimented on Keyla’s face best. I’m please with the result. For a complex image, I purposely kept the color palette minimal. There is lots of meaning in the art however I wont spoil it, as each person’s interpretations of art are uniquely there own. Message me if you are ready to be transformed. email@example.com
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